Before the government shutdown, Colorado senators had proposed bills to raise the spending limit on emergency road repair, in order to get the state back on track after the flood.  Unfortunately, those bills weren't picked up.  But then...

...the shutdown happened, and those bills were included in the deal to reopen the government!

I guess I wanted to write about this because, in the midst of the whole shutdown debacle, with so many thousands of people in Colorado alone being out of work for two weeks, at least we can say something good happened for our state in the end.

But then again, that's me: an optimist to the core!

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